Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Miss Carla on 02/07/2020 - 11:04am
In December Miss Lee Ann and Miss Carla attended the Mother Goose on the Loose workshop and returned with some extraordinary early literacy tips we’re excited to share in our story times. Mother Goose on the Loose is a nationwide, research-based early literacy program facilitated by a presenter that uses nursery rhymes to create positive connections between children and their caregivers. Caregivers learn about their child’s...
Submitted by: Emily S on 01/30/2020 - 1:38pm
If you have a child between the ages of 5-15, you probably know how popular graphic novels are right now. Middle schoolers are swimming in Dog Man, Raina Telgemeier, Big Nate, and more. Here in the library we are big fans of graphic novels as well. When your job is to foster a love of reading, it’s hard not to! Our first meeting of our new monthly Graphic Novel Club was last week and we had a full house of 8-12 year olds thrilled to talk about...
Submitted by: Reference on 01/19/2020 - 2:23pm
Did you just finish a book from a series and want to read more, but don’t know where to start?  Or maybe you’ve found a new author and want to make sure you start at the beginning and read the books in order?  Or are you just looking for the most recent book featuring your favorite detective?  Reading series can be challenging sometimes, but here at the Bedford Public Library we have tools to help keep your reading on track! For those who like...
Submitted by: Reference on 01/13/2020 - 12:06pm
Did you know that most New Year’s resolutions are broken on January 17th? The library has many resources to help you keep your resolutions well into 2020; free with your library membership! Did you resolve to diversify your reading habits? Join one of our book groups and enjoy a stimulating conversation with fellow readers, focusing on a variety of book selections. The daytime book group meets the second Monday of the month at 10am, while the...
Submitted by: Emily on 01/03/2020 - 11:37am
As the 2010s concluded, staff at many magazines, websites, and libraries took a look back and chose the best books of the decade.  It's fascinating to review the variety of new stories that emerged during the 2010s and to see which ones we're still talking about.  Reviewing these lists is also a wonderful way to add to your TBR list.  Time Magazine, the...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 01/03/2020 - 9:46am
Happy New Year! Welcome Emily Sennott as the new Head of Children’s Services at the Bedford Public Library. Emily has worked in children’s services for 8 years, serving as the Head of Youth Services at the Merrimack Public Library for the past 2 ½ years. One of her greatest joys is “working with young children to provide them with fun learning opportunities and connecting them with books that resonate in their lives.” Emily, along with Miss...
Submitted by: Reference on 12/30/2019 - 2:42pm
We wish all of you a very happy 2020!  We will be open until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day.  Remember, you can always access the eLibrary 24/7.
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 10/31/2019 - 3:51pm
November is a great time to play! Come explore the fun we have scheduled for the kids this November: Story Times (see our calendar for a list of age appropriate story times and dates). November 2 - Fall Fiber Fun Crafts in the Castle from 11am-2pm November 4 - Book Buzz (Register online) November 6 & 18- Read to Lucy (Call to register for a private 15 minute time) November 7 - Read to Lilly (Call to register for a private 15 minute time)...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 09/27/2019 - 1:08pm
Come join us for a special kind of Story Time - Kamishibai!! It is pronounced Ka-me-she-by and means “Paper Theater.” Popular in Japan in the early 1900’s as a means of entertainment and commerce, Kamishibai employs  the use of a small theater, large illustrated cards, and theatrical voice. The teller of the stories would arrive on bicycle and clap his wooden clappers to alert the children in the village to come for a story!...
Submitted by: Miss Carla on 09/20/2019 - 1:28pm
A new session of Fall Story Times and Programs will begin on October 28th and registration begins Tuesday, October 15.  Call us at 603-472-2300 to sign up or visit our website to sign up online. Bedford cardholders only may attend programs at the Bedford Public Library...

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